Supporting view transition design of smartphone applications using web templates

Kazuki Nishiura*, Yuta Maezawa, Fuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichi Honiden

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many developers have implemented native smartphone applications (NSAs) that have the same functionalities as those of existing web applications (WAs). They need to redesign web pages as views of NSAs owing to their constraints, such as compact displays. However, it can produce a NSA with low global navigability. We propose a framework that can support developers in designing view transitions of NSAs on the basis of WAs. We focus on web templates to leverage well-designed web page transitions. Our framework 1) extracts a page transition model from a WA to create candidate view transitions of a NSA, 2) provides an interface where developers design these views to solve the constraints, and 3) suggests design modifications to increase global navigability calculated by proposed criteria of navigation costs for users. After examining case studies, we concluded that our framework could support developers to design easy-to-navigate NSAs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Engineering - 12th International Conference, ICWE 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2012 Jul 232012 Jul 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7387 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other12th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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